The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

  • Title: The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales
  • Author: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth Erika Eichenseer Maria Tatar
  • ISBN: 9780143107422
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales now for the first time in English With this volume the holy trinity of fairy tales the Brothers Grimm Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen becom
    A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales now for the first time in English With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen becomes a quartet In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Sch nwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admirationA rare discovery in the world of fairy tales now for the first time in English With this volume, the holy trinity of fairy tales the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen becomes a quartet In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Sch nwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm Most of Sch nwerth s work was lost until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manu scripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive.Now, for the first time, Sch nwerth s lost fairy tales are available in English Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon slaying heroes, these than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre.

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    1. After having read online about the I think 2012 or so (re)discovery of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth's massive trove of meticulously collected (but unlike his contemporaries the Brothers Grimm never extensively edited and adjusted, sanitised) collection of Upper Bavarian (Upper Palatinate) folk and fairy tales (and because the German equivalent, the German original publication of the collection or rather of part of the collection, Prinz Rosszwifl, was actually missing in action under my piles of u [...]

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    2. Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. (However, I pre-ordered a kindle edition of the book prior to ARC approval). I had heard of Von Schonwerth before the discovery of his trove by Erika Eichenseer, so I was looking forward to this book. The blurb likens von Schonwerth to Perrault, the Grimms, and Andersen – making the “trio” a quartet (we can discuss the leaving out of the women salon writers ourselves). This isn’t quite the case. This isn’t because the stories aren’t grand; they are. But [...]

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    3. (view spoiler)[Bettie's BooksThe rating, any status updates, and those bookshelves, indicate my feelings for this book. (hide spoiler)]

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    4. Turnip princesses, louse-headed heroes, and dung-beetle princest quite your traditional fairy-tale fare.Once upon a time, a collection of five hundred fairy tales were quietly locked away in an obscure archive. And there they languished, forlorn and forgotten, for over a century and a half, until one day, a brave historian ventured deep into the dusty depths of the Regensburg archives and brought them into the light of day.Although the Grimms themselves praised his skills, Von Schonwerth’s col [...]

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    5. Waiting patiently for an English translation!

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    6. After having read online (in 2012) about the (re)discovery by Erika Eichenseer of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth's massive (over 500 strong) trove of collected (but unlike his contemporaries the Brothers Grimm also never extensively edited, adjusted, and thus also not ever sanitised) Upper Bavarian (Upper Palatinate) folk and fairy tales, I eagerly sought out and purchased Prinz Roßzwifl, the corresponding published German language collection of 136 of these tales (which originally actually proved [...]

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    7. Many, perhaps most, of these tales will be familiar to anyone who has read the Grimm brothers' original tales, in all their dark and often gory glory. You will find no sanitized Disney versions here. Instead, these tales are often strange and incoherent, full of dubious morality and ambiguous causality. Many of them sound like the kinds of stories told by young children, with characters and events materializing out of nowhere for no good reason but that they spontaneously occurred to the storyte [...]

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    8. Edit:People: Guys/ Women, this is my personal opinion.It's a really weak review _ yes, I am aware of that _ but I honestly don't feel as if it deserves more from me.It's not like people pay me to be bored out of my sensesYes, I am aware that the dispassionate writing style was intended as such: Like you guys, I also read the book's presentationDespite that, this is my review space. My review. My words.This means that self righteous comments will be deleted and the people who make them will be bl [...]

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    9. Like so many other readers, fairy tales were a huge part of my childhood. They were my cautionary tales, my morality plays, and my protection against the evil that lurked under the bed. As much as I enjoyed the sanitized versions in the Disney movies, it was the older tales in which there was no huntsman to save Little Red and Bluebeard had ways to deal with curious wives that I most loved. Even as I grew out of childhood, I never completely outgrew the magic of fairytales. So when a few years a [...]

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    10. This is such a wonderful exploration of rough, unrefined oral tradition. anyone interested in symbol, archetype or myth (or just fairy tales!) would enjoy them.

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    11. Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes And Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales In 2012, a bunch of long lost fairy tales were discovered. Now, we can read them for the first time in an English translation. What I really liked about the fairy tales is that they were written down as the local stories of the region. And while some of them do seem very similar to more well known fairy tales, it just goes to show how stories start to diverge in different regions.I'm not at all that familiar with [...]

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    12. Oh, mamma mia.Questa è stata la lettura di fiabe più noiosa e insoddisfacente della mia vita. Tanto belle e avvincenti sono le fiabe russe di Afanasjev, o le nostre nazionali selezionate da Calvino, tanto barbose e deludenti queste "fiabe" bavaresi che, detto fra noi, se per due secoli sono rimaste chiuse in un cassetto, forse, un motivo ci saràUna qual certa ripetitività dei temi fiabeschi è abbastanza inevitabile, trattandosi di fiabe popolari, ma quando il lettore sbadiglia e si trascina [...]

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    13. Thank you to Penguin Group for providing me with an egallery copy of the book to review.I loved the Grimm fairytales since I was a kid. Safe to say I even grew up on them. Fairytales have always held a special spot in my life when it comes to reading and even now that I’m a teenager I still can safely say I’ll never get too old for fairytales. The Germans are, safe to say, well known for their dark tales. Coming across “The Turnip Princess” created an instant spark of interest – new fa [...]

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    14. A long, long time ago, there lived a princess, and a prince, and a talking frog, and a daring dung beetle, and a couple homely honey bees - spring time assassins of the Oak King. Okay, I may have lost the plot there. I'm just going to go ahead and yank back on that thread I threw out there (read: spoil everything) and confirm that there are no assassin honey bees in this book. My point is this: a long, long time ago cultures were built upon the tips of tongues. A rich oral tradition was just as [...]

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    15. La storia di questo libro è un'avventura, quella di una studiosa che per anni ha cercato i fogli che le avrebbero restituito le storie raccolte da von Schönwerth, e che quando sono entrate in suo possesso, le hanno restituito molto più di quanto si potesse immaginare. Perché è vero che queste fiabe introducono qualcosa di diverso da quelle dei fratelli Grimm.Quand'ho saputo di queste "nuove fiabe", mi sono emozionata. Perché trovo meravigliosa l'idea di un patrimonio culturale custodito, n [...]

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    16. In 2012, a fortunate researcher discovered hidden manuscripts which had been locked away for over 150 years, including 500 unread fairytales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, a historian from Germany, which are believed to be written around a similar time to the Grimm’s Brothers stories. Penguin have put together a collection of these untold myths and legends, beautifully translated and edited by Maria Tatar and Erika Einchenseer into English, which are full of majestic beasts, scornful witches, [...]

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    17. Ok, so I found this to be a great anthology of short stories. Each one just as good as the last. Sometimes I found some stories not as likable or half of the book this way. SO then I feel cheated or let down. Which I did not feel while reading this book. I was familiar with a lot of the stories but a bunch I was not familiar with so I was intrigued by those ones. Yet at the same time it was nice to rediscover and reconnect with the old ones as well. Not every story is warm and fuzzy either. Some [...]

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    18. The back cover of the book, The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales, states that in the 1850s the author "traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales" so I had high hopes of reading detailed information about Bavaria in the 1850s. No such luck.Franz Xaver Von Schonwerth offers saucy tales a bit to the left of PG-13 but the details are familiarly-laced with orphans, knights, prince and princess matings, talking animals, and pots of g [...]

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    19. These newly discovered fairy tales remind me a little bit of the Grimms fairy tales, with a few differences. The characters here feel a little more interesting, with one or two minor details of the manner in which they are doing something, or a more precise detail. There is less description of place and objects here than in the Grimms fairy tales, which the Grimm brothers lengthened for literary purposes. And there is some crassness in some of the tales here, which while not pleasant, lends a se [...]

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    20. ReviewI grew up cutting my teeth on all the best that the Grimm Brothers had to offer. The tales from the Black Forest of Germany and Europe were based on folk legend and tales dating back into the middle ages and older. I loved the stories of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and oh so many others. Disney took these tales and brightened them even more into “Happily Ever After” stories. What more could any child ever ask for growing up? It wasn’t until my adult years when I acquired t [...]

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    21. Read this review and others at The Silver Petticoat Review: The Turnip PrincessReview by Elizabeth Hopkinson In 2009, a fairy tale expert called Erika Eichenseer made an exciting discovery. After years of searching, she found about five hundred tales from the collection of 19th-century German folklorist Franz Xaver von Schonwerth (O in surname needs umlaut) in the municipal archive of the city of Regensburg. No one had read them for years and years. The story hit headlines around the world. Now [...]

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    22. divertentissimo e nonsense

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    23. This delightful assortment of fantastical anecdotes that originated in Germany is splendid for all ages. At the end of the book, the origins of each tale are listed, providing for an even more interesting acquisition of knowledge surrounding these bizarre tales.

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    24. So. I had somehow missed hearing about the discovery of these new fairy tales until last week, when my mom sent me a link to the Guardian article about them. From back in 2012. And the fairy tales themselves were discovered all the way back in 2009. I am AWESOME at keeping on top of things.I love fairy tales and folklore of all kinds. Part of the enjoyment that I get out of them is not just from the story itself, but from the history that's associated with the story. Having said thatis collectio [...]

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    25. The title is really getting too long as it is, but to be clear, the full title of this book is, The Turnip Princess and other newly discovered fairy tales edited by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth, Edited with a Foreword by Erika Eichenseer, Translated with an Introduction and Commentary by Maria Tatar and Illustrated by Engelbert Suss. As you probably know, I really love fairy tales. So how can I resist requesting a book that has the subtitle "and other newly discovered fairy tales"? What I found ou [...]

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    26. Pros: fun, wide variety, readable translation, interesting characters, informative introductionCons: commentary could have been more in depthThis is a collection consists of 72 of the lost tales Franz Xaver von Schönwerth recorded in the Eastern Bavarian region of Oberpfalz in the late 1850s. Rediscovered recently and translated into English, this collection allows modern readers more insight into the Germanic oral culture of what we now call fairy tales. There’s a short forward by the histor [...]

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    27. I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley in an exchange for a fair and honest review. When I was younger, I went through a huge fairytale, folklore, mythology stage in my reading career so my inner child jumped up and down at the thought of new fairytales to devour and devour, I did. However, I would not recommended these tales for young children as they can be quite dark and sometimes very gory and violent.This was a relatively fast read, clocking in at just under 300 pages, it div [...]

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    28. If you've read enough collections of fairy tales, you'll recognize many of the motifs and fragments that make up the stories here. They are definitely in the rawest form I've ever seen, and that's interesting to a point. But ultimately, this collection is more a curiosity than a revelation. The bombast of the blurb on the back of the Penguin Classics edition is vastly out of proportion to the contents within; there is nothing "revolutionary" here, and the idea that this collection belongs to any [...]

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    29. I didn't have quite the same reaction as the NPR books folks on this one: I enjoyed the forward, and the general hilarity of some of the blunt German-ness of the language, but I wouldn't say I read it and love the fairy tales. Some of them were intriguing, but all just seemed to be calling for an obnoxious child to ask "tell me more! what was her dress like? what happened in the middle part? why?" They were just sometimes so sparse as to be almost incomplete. From my first night of reading:"One [...]

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    30. Von Schönwerth wrote down these stories exactly as they were relayed to him, and I found his faithful renditions quite interesting. Unlike other fairy tales, many of these don't really end with the 'good' or 'right' person winning or the 'bad' person learning anything. Some of the stories are a bit fragmented, but it makes sense, considering they've been handed down orally.I can't say I loved reading the stories, but I did find their rawness quite interesting. The back of the book contains a li [...]

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